In a recent piece of news, Pakistan Cricket Board appointed former Pakistan bowlers, Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal as the pace-bowling and spin-bowling coach of the national men’s cricket team. PCB updated about the appointment of Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal in their official statement through a media release.
“Members of the 2009 T20 World Cup and 2012 Asia Cup winning squad, and former Pakistan cricketers Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal, have been appointed as the Fast Bowling and Spin Bowling Coaches, respectively, for the Pakistan Men’s Team. Their inaugural assignments in these roles include the Test series against Australia scheduled from 14 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 and the T20I series against New Zealand from 12 to 21 January 2024,” reads the statement of PCB in an official media release.
"I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan's bowling." - Umar Gul
Former T20 World Cup champion pacer Umar Gul also expressed happiness and extended his gratitude to PCB and chairman Zaka Ashraf following appointment as pace-bowling coach of Pakistan.
“I am pleased to join as the bowling coach of Pakistan team and feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to contribute to Pakistan cricket by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf. Having had previous working experience with the men’s side, I will bring my coaching expertise with the aim of elevating Pakistan's bowling prowess to new heights,” Umar Gul was quoted as saying in PCB’s media release.
Furthermore, Saeed Ajmal also came up with a statement after his appointment as the spin-bowling coach of Pakistan’s national men’s cricket team, starting with their first assignment in the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia in Australia.
“I am truly honoured and grateful for the opportunity provided by Chairman PCB Management Committee Mr Zaka Ashraf to serve as the spin bowling coach. I am delighted to contribute to the development of spin bowling talent within the Pakistan national team. I believe my career and coaching experience will help enhance the spin bowling arsenal of the team,” said former World No.1 ODI bowler.
Here’s how fans reacted to the appointment of Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul as bowling coaches:
Saeed Ajmal k apna bowling action thek Nye tha yeh Kya coaching kre ga😭— Saud Janjua (@saud_janjua13) November 21, 2023
Haha bandar baant among 2011 worldcup teammates of Pakistan.🤣😭— Amir Hamza Khan (@Amirhamzakhaan) November 21, 2023
Throwball expert #saeedajmal— Abdur Rahman (@ARahmanTweets) November 21, 2023
Allah ye kya horha h— Inamullah (@Inamullah844) November 21, 2023
Umar Akmal rah gya usy b kuch dy do— Aiman Pakistan🇵🇰 (@AimanPakistan) November 21, 2023
Umar Gul is useless. Should appoint Shoaib. Ajmal is a good pick— Wolf (@rabidwolf111) November 21, 2023
A few days ago, ths guy was talking on TV abt how a player makes excuses & doesn't play against strong opposition bt prefers weaker. Now he will be part of the dressing room again & when they let him go, he will reveal on TV once again whch player did what.— Muhammad Afaq (@1tx_afaq) November 21, 2023
Shabaas @TheRealPCB 👏
I’m sure Saeed Bhai fielding coach bhi hain team ke. Throw achi maarte the 🥲— Shivam (@thatmufcguy) November 21, 2023
I still don't think so these are good appointments,but now they are been appointed so 💯 support to them.— MUNEEB GUJJAR (@MUNEEBGUJJAR999) November 21, 2023
Good Luck 💚🇵🇰
Off spiner saeed ajmal to teach usama mir, shadab and abrar how to do leg spin 😆😆— Furqan12 (@Furqan1217) November 21, 2023